Main Research Interests
My main research interests are focused on education for sustainability and science promotion, in particular the study of the factors which may affect pro-environmental behaviors.
- 1996 4-year college graduation in Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)
Barata R. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2009. Ao Ritmo das Plantas no Jardim Botânico – MNHN. O Botânico - Boletim da Associação Ibero-Macaronésica de Jardins Botânicos, Maio.
Barata R. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2008. Non-formal education for plant seeds conservation. ENSCONEWS – The European Native Seed Conservation Newsletter, 3.
Barata R., Escudeiro A. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2006. Playing with plants: learning for life. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens, Oxford, U.K.
2010-2014: INQUIRE - Inquiry-based teacher training for a sustainable future FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1 (Identification number: 266616)
2005 - By the Plants Rhythm (POCI/DIV/2005/00210)
2006 - Climate Changes, Life Changes (CV/PVI/1768)
2007 - PhD thesis: Environmental education in the society frame: how to promote pro-environmental behaviors? (SFRH/BD/37552/2007)
2010 - Natural Europe: Natural History & Environmental Cultural Heritage in European Digital Libraries for Education (EU ICT/PSP/250579)